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It Can't Be Done, Nellie Bly - by Nancy Butcher (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 84

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Sub-Genre: Adventure & Adventurers

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company

Age Range: 9-12 years

Author: Nancy Butcher

Language: English

Street Date: September 1, 2003
TCIN: 77902414
UPC: 9781561452897
Item Number (DPCI): 247-64-5913


The true story of a courageous woman's love of adventure and her famous journey that took her around the globe in record time.
Nellie Bly was a newspaper reporter for The New York World, but instead of writing about "ladylike" subjects like tea parties and charity balls, Nellie wrote about the social problems of her day, like poor job conditions, dilapidated housing, and dishonest politicians. If someone told her "It can't be done, Nellie Bly," she went right ahead and did it anyway. But when Nellie read Jules Verne's novel, Around the World in Eighty Days, she was inspired to circle the globe even faster herself. Did the plucky young reporter go too far?
Young readers will cheer for Nellie as she embarks on her 22,000-mile trip equipped only with one sturdy travel dress, a small satchel, and a pet monkey she picks up in Singapore as her traveling companion. Traveling by ship, train, and foot, she has all kinds of incredible experiences--from surviving a monsoon at sea to visiting a leper colony in China.
This delightful true story of a woman with an indomitable spirit will inspire a new generation of young readers--and adventurers. Back matter includes additional information about Nellie Bly's life.
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